Theworldaccordingtoeggface: Be An Advocate
Advocate: energetic supporter of a cause, idea, or policy. Advocacy Training Session to understand how to speak the right to elected officials on Capitol Hill on issues related to weight problems. Washington DC to be an advocate. 20/calendar year) The OAC is currently 40,000 users strong representing 93 million people suffering from obesity, that is clearly a powerful number to share when advocating for weight problems issues. Three people may head into a legislator’s office in Washington but our powerful countrywide coalition stands with them at the ready. Prepare to have your blood pressure rise a little. When I comment on articles, I often get bashed by people who say things like “just close your mouth and log off the couch” or worse name-call.
Instead I just share my story and let that speak for itself. 3. Contact your elected officials and talk about your story. Nearly all legislators know little about obesity, its effects and treatments. You will be the expert and can educate them. There is nobody to share the social, better, emotional, medical, and physical impact of weight problems than someone who has been personally affected.
How to find contact info for your legislators. Sign up for OAC Action Alerts – basically it’s an email “mind up” an issue has been discussed and ways to help. 4. When you place or will be the sufferer of situations of weight stigma or bias problem it by educating others.
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- Higher threat of surgery-related problems than gastric music group
- Avoid or reduce your consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages
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Example: My Costco experience. 20% of young ladies who faced weight bullying attempted (not only thought about but actually attempted) suicide (per CDC – Center for Disease Control research.) It is a big offer. The OAC also has a program called “Bias Busters” that directly combats weight bias issues. Past good examples: PETA Ads, Facebook webpages, and countless more sadly. 5. Spread the expressed word.
Ask your Doctor’s office or support group to become listed on the Obesity Action Coalition or be a part of a Walk from Obesity. Share Obesity Action Coalition FREE publications, there’s a great Weight Bias in the Workplace Guide every RECRUITING office should have a duplicate of. The best to talk about is the OAC’s Understanding Your Weight Loss Options brochure.
With your OAC regular membership you get “YOUR BODYWEIGHT Matters” magazine when you are done reading it you will want to pass it on to your doctor’s office, library, heck even the hair salon. Share, repost, retweet information and articles on sociable media and discussion boards you belong to. Share your story with others, especially those that had weight-loss surgery, dispel the misconceptions and inaccurate information out there by proudly leading by example.